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Ann Cook

Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner
Year Joined: 2021
Years of Experience: 18

Education

University of Minnesota - BA in Psychology
St. Mary's University - MA in Counseling and Psychological Services
Areas of Experience
  • Abuse (Sexual, Physical, Verbal)
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Addictions
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Issues
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • College-Aged and Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Cultural Issues
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family of Origin
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Life Transitions
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Play Therapy
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Self-Identity
  • Serious & Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Technology Addiction
  • Work Issues

More About Ann Cook

Clinical Interests:

I work with children and adolescents experiencing depression, anxiety and behavioral issues. I also work with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions or adults with mental health concerns that are impacting their ability to manage day to day life.

Clinical Approach:

My therapeutic approach integrates a variety of interventions dependent on where a client is at and what their needs are. I believe that everyone encompasses the inner strength and resiliency that is needed for healing, and I am here as a guide to help you tap into those resources. Helping clients on the path of self-exploration and personal growth takes time and understanding. Building a therapeutic alliance shapes the course for therapy and reveals the client's ultimate goals. I use various clinical approaches during therapy, depending on the needs and goals of each client on their journey toward wellness. I tend to incorporate aspects of Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.

Hobbies:

I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and taking relaxing nature walks.

Clinic Contact Info

Apple Valley Clinic

7300 West 147th Street, Suite 600
Apple Valley, MN 55124

(952) 997-3020